Cooling Off


Jun
Cooling Off

Entering a new enclosure is always exciting for the chimps. They know that when coming back, or getting let into a new enclosure comes many surprises. Keeping the chimps on their toes and creating excitement for them is very important because it allows them to enjoy themselves every day. To spark their interest in the enclosures we put new and different enrichment out for them each day. Because it’s getting hotter and hotter every day, we had to think of a way to beat the heat, while also being creative. We decided to put in a kiddie pool, but to make it that much more fun, we put frozen ice treats and frozen raspberries in too. The moment the chimps were let in, Jackson rushed over to the new addition to the enclosure. He hopped up on the side of the kitty pool and began fishing out every single frozen treat and as many raspberries as he could. We intended on having the kiddie pool entertain not just Jackson, but also CJ, Herbie and Thiele, however when CJ tried to venture over and retrieve herself some raspberries, Jackson made it very clear that he did not want to share with anyone. Although it might have given Jackson a tummy ache because he decided not to share, he looked like he was having a blast, while also getting to cool off a little at the same time.
-Emily Jaeger, Intern